Teresa Marrero (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine and currently Professor of Latin American and Latina/o Theater, Department of Spanish, University of North Texas) is a scholar, fiction writer, playwright, theater director and avid Argentine tango dancer. Born in Havana, Cuba, she is the author of the short story collection Entre la Argentina y Cuba: Cuentos nómadas de viajes y tangos/ Between Argentina and Cuba, Nomad Stories of Travels and Tangos (Buenos Aires, 2009). In 2010 her Spanish language play, La familia, premiered in Dallas at the Bathhouse Cultural Center with Cambalache Teatro en Español. She has directed several plays , including Nilo Cruz’s challenging Lorca in a Green Dress. With Caridad Svich, she co-edited the anthology of plays Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance (TCG, 2000). Her essays in books include: Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality, and Theatricality in Latin/o America, Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad , Latinas on Stage, Conducting a Life: a Tribute to María Irene Fornés , The State of Latino Theater in the United States, and recently Theatre & Performance in Small Nations (Intellect, 2013). She is a member of TANTO (Teatro Alianza of North Texas Organizations).